Grant applications provide a powerful source of information for making optimal funding decisions and driving organizational learning. But grant application requirements and processes can be unnecessarily cumbersome and impose burdens on grantseekers that stymie intended impact. Join us for this webinar to learn principles and techniques for simplifying your application
Most foundations have codes of ethics and most grantmakers strive to behave ethically — but what exactly does that mean? In this webinar, we will examine ethical dilemmas and how to navigate them as we explore tools and techniques for ethical reasoning and decision-making in grantmaking.
Is collaborative funding right for you? Funder collaboratives can leverage skills and networks and can amplify the impact of your grantmaking but they can also face many bumps in the road. Join this webinar to learn about the ingredients of a successful funder collaborative, explore examples of collaborative successes and
Evaluation plays a crucial role in grantmaking and philanthropy — but do your evaluation practices reflect and promote equity? Designed for grantmakers and philanthropic professionals, this one-day workshop will explore key issues, insights, and principles for bringing an equity lens to your evaluation processes.
Designed specifically for foundation professionals seeking to deepen their knowledge and skills on proposal assessment, Proposal Analysis intentionally focuses on the essential skills of proposal review, recommendations, project management, and other core competency areas. We strongly believe that mastering this work is the key to excellence in grantmaking.
This intensive session reviews how to conduct a financial review of a grant application. We’ll outline a process for conducting a financial review and discuss in depth the tools you will use. You’ll learn to assess financial capacity and organizational strengths and weaknesses. The session concludes with a discussion on
Program officers play a dual role of both sentry and steward. A group discussion focuses on your responsibilities to your foundation, as well as your obligation to your grant applicants and explores how best to stage your inquiry including a due diligence check list. Cost: Council of Michigan Foundation Members:
by Emily Wiegand, program manager, The Grantmaking School, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy “This is a lot harder to do than I thought it would be,” is a recent remark I heard from a new staff person at one of the nation’s largest health-focused foundations. This comment — or
by Dr. Teri Behrens, director of special projects and editor in chief of The Foundation Review at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy We will soon be wrapping up the fifth year of publication of The Foundation Review with an eclectic issue covering a range of topics. While the importance of